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What do Cover Crops have to do with Wildlife?

National Wildlife Federation has been working hard for the past few years to overcome barriers and support champions of cover crop adoption. In fact, we just released two new reports …

Augochlorella aurata

Photo Gallery: Surprising Backyard Bees

Until a few months ago, if someone said the word “bee,” I’d immediately picture the familiar black-and-yellow-striped honeybee or perhaps a big, fuzzy bumblebee—both regular summer visitors to the flowers …

David examines the bees from his hive

Beekeeping Offers a Connection with Nature

NWF’s lead online developer shares memories of his beekeeping hobby.

Bumblebee on Coneflower by Josh Mayes

In the Buzz About Bees, Don’t Forget the Natives

Honeybees have been in the news a lot this month. On May 2, the federal government published results of a comprehensive study looking at potential causes of the insects’ dramatic …

Less Water, More Wildlife — What’s Not to Love about Native Plants?

Some gardeners want to cut their water and chemical use. Others want to attract more butterflies, birds and bees. Whatever the reason, Denver-area gardeners seem to be increasingly interested in …

My kids playing on an iPad

Our Favorite Apps Where You Pretend to be Animals or Naturalists

Learn about wildilfe by BEING an animal or naturalist in these fun apps.

NWF on Dr. Oz Show’s “Dream Team”

  Today National Wildlife Federation had our first appearance on the Dr. Oz Show.   The show theme was “surviving summer” and as NWF Naturalist I joined Dr. Oz’s “Dream …

5 Mass Wildlife Deaths to Really be Worried About

In the last week, we heard news report after news report of mass wildlife die-off events, making it seem like the Apocalypse was drawing near. Birds dropped out of the …

Save Ice Cream! #HelpHoneyBees

Häagen-Dazs knows the importance of honeybees to ice cream. Pollination is “essential for ingredients in nearly 50 percent of our all-natural superpremium flavors,” according to their website, HelptheHoneyBees.com. In an …

Help For The Declining Bee Population — New Plastic Beehive

In the UK they have launched a public program (using uniquely-designed hive boxes) to encourage homeowners and gardeners (even on roof-tops!) to help raise bees to offset recent declines in …

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